Wondering if Port Moody is the right place for your business? We think you’ll find our city has everything you need and more. As a home base for your business and your employees, Port Moody offers beautiful natural surroundings and endless opportunities for recreation that contribute to an amazing quality of life.

When you want to get away from it all, nature is virtually at your doorstep. When you need to get down to business, you’re connected to Metro Vancouver and beyond by high-speed fibre optic internet, rapid transit (SkyTrain), rail, major highways, and a deep-sea port. Take a look at a map of the region to see how Port Moody is perfectly positioned to give you the best of both worlds.

Here are six big reasons (and lots of supporting ones) to bring your business to Port Moody: 

Amazing destination with access to nature and easy liveability

rocky point pierPort Moody has continued to distinguish itself and attract attention as a location of opportunity through its desirable quality of life, skilled and educated workers, and investment potential.

  • more than 35% of the land base is dedicated to green space such as Rocky Point Park, the Shoreline Trail, and the 126-hectare Bert Flinn Park.
  • you can launch a boat at Rocky Point Park or set out on a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.
  • Brewers Row is a collection of six award-winning breweries within a three-block stretch of Murray Street with another brewery nearby on St. Johns Street.
  • Port Moody is located centrally in Metro Vancouver and requires no bridges to access Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Port Coquitlam.
  • you can feel safe here with some of the lowest crime rates in British Columbia (Statistics Canada crime severity index of 37.84 in 2021 compared to 92.86 for B.C. as a whole).
  • post-secondary education and training nearby at Douglas College in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby.
  • explore why we are referred to as the City of the Arts and learn about our artist programs and heritage resources.

A strong labour force

  • labour has remained steady in Port Moody with nearly 70% of population within working
    ages of 15 to 64 years old.labour force
  • median household income grew to $115,000 in 2021 (Metro Vancouver $90,000), up from $92,922 in 2016.
  • employment rate of 64% (Metro Vancouver 60%) in 2021.
  • workforce by occupation: 
    • sales and service: 21%
    • business, finance, and administration: 21% 
    • education, law and social, community and government services: 14% 
    • trades, transport and equipment operators, and related occupations: 13% 
    • natural and applied sciences and related occupations: 12% 

(Sources: Statistics Canada 2016 Census and 2021 Census)

A highly educated population

  • educated populationhighly educated – 79% of the population 25 to 64 years old have a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree (Metro Vancouver 71%).
  • 9,390 people (almost 50% of the population aged 25 to 64 years) hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • the top four major fields of study are:
    • mathematics, computer and information sciences: 35% 
    • physical and life sciences and technologies: 35%
    • health and related fields: 11%
    • architecture, engineering, and related trades: 4% 
  • since 2016, there have been an additional 545 residents holding a master's or doctoral degree.
  • between 1980 and 2021, the number of people that immigrated to Port Moody was 9,330.
  • of the total migration figures, there was an observed 3% increase from 2016 (160 people) of economic immigrants. 

(Sources: Statistics Canada 2016 Census and 2021 Census)

A growing and diverse business sector

  • key sectors include health care, professional services, arts and culture, and beverage manufacturing, as well as real estate and construction.
  • with a climate emergency declaration and a climate action plan in place, Port Moody is poised for innovative growth in emerging sectors such as clean energy.
  • active business licenses grew 11% between 2016 and 2021.
  • filming permit values grew by 47% between 2018 and 2021.
  • commercial improvement values:
    • 2019: $1.33M
    • 2020: $1.34M
    • 2021: $7.72M
  • deep sea ports on both the north and south shores of the Port Moody Arm of Burrard Inlet.
  • major employers in 2021: Fraser Health, City of Port Moody, School District 43, Thrifty Foods, Tru Earth, Pacific Coast Terminals, IGA, Suncor.


Commuting in Port Moody


Whether you're using transit, a vehicle, or riding your bike to commute, there are a number of quick and safe options to get you anywhere you need to go.

  • strong transit connections – get to Vancouver via SkyTrain in less than 30 minutes or take the West Coast Express and get to downtown Vancouver in 25 minutes.

Interested to know more about transit, or simply want to explore? Translink and Coast Mountain Bus Service (CMBS) provide the City of Port Moody with public transit and trip planning

Find the Next Bus

TransPort Moody and the Master Transportation Plan Summary provide a wealth of information on the future transportation direction and vision for the city.

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